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Qumulo Launches on AWS Outposts for File Storage and Data Management

SEATTLE – Sept. 15, 2020 – Qumulo, a cloud file data platform that helps organizations store and manage file data, today announced availability on AWS Outposts. AWS Outposts is a managed service that extends Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility and is designed for […]

Xilinx Ships Multi-Function Telco Accelerator Card for 5G O-RAN Virtual Baseband Unit Markets

SAN JOSE, Sept. 15, 2020 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the T1 Telco Accelerator Card for O-RAN distributed units (O-DUs) and virtual baseband units (vBBUs) in 5G networks. Built using the same Xilinx silicon and IP being deployed in 5G networks, the T1 card is the only multi-function PCIe form factor card that performs both […]

OpenPOWER Foundation Unveils IBM Hardware/Software Contributions at OpenPOWER Summit

Today at OpenPOWER Summit 2020, IBM announced it is contributing two technologies to the OpenPOWER community: the A2O Power processor core, an “out-of-order” follow-up to the A2I core and associated FPGA environment; and Open Cognitive Environment (Open-CE), based on IBM’s PowerAI, designed to enable improved consumability of AI and deep learning frameworks The contributions follow […]

The Race for a Unified Analytics Warehouse

This white paper, “The Race for a Unified Analytics Warehouse,” from our friends over at Vertica discusses how the race for a unified analytics warehouse is on. The data warehouse has been around for almost three  decades. Shortly after big data platforms were introduced in the late 2000s, there was talk that the data  warehouse was dead—but it never went away. When big data platform vendors realized that the data warehouse was here to stay, they started building databases on top of their file system and conceptualizing a  data lake that would replace the data warehouse. It never did.

AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund Adds 18 Institutions and 5 Petaflops of Supercomputer Processing Power to Assist Researchers Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Sept. 14, 2020 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced a second round of high-performance technology contributions to assist in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. AMD is now contributing high-end computing systems or access to Penguin-On-Demand (POD) cloud-based clusters powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYCTM and AMD Radeon Instinct processors […]

Nvidia to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion – Jensen Huang Comments on ‘the Next Major Computing Platform’

Nvidia and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) have announced an agreement under which Nvidia will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a transaction valued at $40 billion. As part of Nvidia, “Arm will continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining the global customer neutrality that has been foundational to its […]

What Do You Mean “What’s My Workload?” I Have Hundreds of Them!

In this sponsored post, Curtis Anderson, Senior Software Architect at Panasas, Inc., takes a look at what Panasas is calling Dynamic Data Acceleration (DDA) and how it dramatically improves HPC performance in a mixed-workload environment. DDA is a new, proprietary software feature of the Panasas PanFS® parallel file system that utilizes a carefully architected combination of technologies to get the most out of all the storage devices in the subsystem.

Report: Nvidia on Verge of Arm Acquisition

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Nvidia is close to purchasing British chip designer Arm Holdings from SoftBank Group for more than $40 billion in a cash-and-stock deal, one that has been rumored for several weeks. Citing unnamed sources, the Journal story stated that “a deal could be sealed early next week, the people […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: ORNL Distinguished Scientist Travis Humble on Coupling Classical and Quantum Computing

Oak Ridge National Lab’s Travis Humble has worked at the headwaters of quantum computing research for years. In this interview, he talks about his particular areas of interest, including integration of quantum computing with classical HPC systems.  “We’ve already recognized that we can accelerate solving scientific applications using quantum computers,” he says. “These demonstrations are just early examples of how we expect quantum computers can take us to the most challenging problems for scientific discovery.”

Genomics England Expands Genomic Sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale Object Storage

SAN JOSE — Sept. 10, 2020 — Quantum Corp. (NASDAQ: QMCO) today announced that Genomics England has expanded their Quantum ActiveScale object storage solution as part of an integrated environment designed to store, protect, and provide access to hundreds of petabytes of genomic data. The solution enabled the organization to scale up from sequencing 100,000 genomes to millions while improving […]